On the southern side of the Gaspé Peninsula, Chaleur Bay is an ideal place to go swimming and enjoy water sports.
A seaside area offering many beaches, this sector is also bordered by mountains and is home to several rivers, including the crystal-clear Bonaventure. Enjoy a multitude of events and activities throughout this sector, from Shigawake to Pointe-à-la-Croix via Bonaventure, New Richmond and Carleton-sur-Mer.
Extraordinary Moments to Enjoy
Listen to the locals at the corner restaurant and chat with them at the end of a wharf. As you meet people, see if you can hear their distinctive local accents. If you speak French, you will undoubtedly be introduced to a few colourful expressions you have never heard before!
22 New Carlisle
66 New Richmond
77 Réserve autochtone de Gesgapegiag
1111 Escuminac (Pointe-à-la-Garde)
Photo: Marc Loiselle
Paspébiac is a tourist destination, commercial hub and cultural centre. The Centre Culturel hosts various cultural activities; the Café Culture (a gallery and Internet café) is a friendly spot to relax in a quiet atmosphere; and the Notre-Dame Church features a Casavant pipe organ. [...]
Sea, river and culture… Bonaventure overlooks Chaleur Bay and is one of the best places to enjoy its salty waters. A paved boardwalk runs along the sea for about 4 km where you can enjoy hiking, cycling and in-line skating. [...]
A pleasant place to stay, Caplan offers a variety of services and amenities. At the Plage de la Rivière (beach), where the river meets the sea, enjoy several facilities (playground, picnic areas, restrooms, snack bar). [...]
The Mi’gmaq reserve of Gesgapegiag is a peaceful community with a park and wigwams located along the water. The annual pow-wow, held in July, is open to anyone interested in celebrating this community. [...]
Discover Vieux-Quai park (various services and cultural activities); studio-galleries open to the public; the Mi’gmaq community of Gesgapegiag (wigwam-shaped church and handicraft co-op); Pointe-Verte municipal park (relaxation, birdwatching and interpretive panels); and the Goélands Beach... [...]
Carleton-sur-Mer has long been known as a resort. By the mid 19th century, the village was already a popular vacation spot for city dwellers. Over the years, the trend has gained ground, and today, Carleton-sur-Mer is one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations. [...]
Discover a picturesque village bisected by Route 132 and the Nouvelle River (ZEC: salmon and river trout controlled zone). Take the scenic road to the south and admire the Restigouche River, Chaleur Bay and the mouth of the Nouvelle River. [...]
Created in 1908, this village was called Nouvelle-et-Shoolbred-Partie-Sud-Ouest, named after the two townships that made up the village. The current name was adopted in 1912. This is where the westernmost part of Chaleur Bay starts. [...]
The interprovincial bridge linking Pointe-à-la-Croix to Campbellton, New Brunswick, makes this town the gateway to the province of Québec. A cross, planted by the Mi’gmaq on a point of the Restigouche River, inspired the name of this municipality. [...]
For angling enthusiasts looking for good catches, lots of action and a change of scenery, don’t miss the opportunity to fish for Atlantic salmon in Gaspésie! Here are 5 recommendations for crystal-clear rivers where you can try your hand at fishing for the king of our waters!